8 days in Hatay Province Itinerary

8 days in Hatay Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Marmaris, Turkey
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Marmaris, Turkey


Samandag ©
Samanda─č is a town and district in Hatay Province of southern Turkey, at the mouth of the Orontes River on the Mediterranean coast, near Turkey's border with Syria, 25km from the city of Antakya. Get out of town with these interesting Samandag side-trips: Antakya (Hatay Tibbi Ve Aromatik Bitkiler Muzesi, Habibi Neccar Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Vespasianus Titus Tunnel, make a trip to Hidirbey Musa Agaci, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Simeon Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Samandag itinerary website.

Marmaris to Samandag is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Samandag when traveling from Marmaris in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Iskenderun.

Things to do in Samandag

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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Antakya Archaeological Museum ©
Antakya Archaeological Museum
Habibi Neccar Mosque ©
Habibi Neccar Mosque
Great Antakya Park ©
Great Antakya Park


Iskenderun ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Bakras Castle, explore the ancient world of St Pierre Kilisesi, then get great views at Seyir Terasi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sogukoluk (Guzelyayla) Piknik Alani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Sutunlu Marina, step into the grandiose world of Darb-i Sak Kalesi, and then see the interesting displays at Iskenderun Deniz Muzesi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Iskenderun visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Samandag to Iskenderun takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iskenderun

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Antakya, Sutunlu Marina, Darb-i Sak Kalesi, Seyir Terasi
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Iskenderun Sahil ©
Iskenderun Sahil
Iskenderun Deniz Muzesi ©
Iskenderun Deniz Muzesi
Darb-i Sak Kalesi ©
Darb-i Sak Kalesi